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Castlemaine Mount Alexander Mail (Newspaper) - November 3, 1854, Castlemaine, Victoria National Library of Australia so Mesa a revived. October 27. H ii barque from Glasgow. October 27. Merrington ship from London 25th july. October 27. Amicus Schooner from Singa pore 29tb ult. October 27. Land o cakes ship from London loin july. October 27. Blackwall ship from London August 2ud. October 28. A Atalic dutch ship from London 29th july. October 29 Orient barque from London 27th july. October 29. Bon adventure ship from liver Pool 1st August. October 29. Phoenix ship from Liverpool 21st july. October 29. William Melville barque from Batavia 17th ult. October 29. Amicus Schooner from Singapore. October 29. Emu barque put Back. October 30. Isle of France barque from Glasgow july 16 a november 1. Tong Laboo barque from Lon Don 16th july. Oliver Cromwell ship from Leith 9th july. Sailed. October 28. Carin Cecilia for Amherst j Tus for Akaab Sterling for Shanghai. October 29. Great Britain for Liverpool. October 31. Florian for Canton Curranh Mote for Valparaiso Elizabeth for Bombay. Projected departures. For London. Kent 2nd december Admiral lot december Chicora nov. 11. Blackwall january 1st. Aden Early. For Liverpool. Marco Polo december 2. Tor Southampton. Calcutta is. S., 1 1thnovember. For Auckland . Acacia sea Breeze j Early. For Callao. Robert Cottle glance Black Eagle Early. Durham nov. 12. For Valparaiso. Cather Dolores Early. For san Francisco. City of Norfolk Steamer nov 20. . Rolla november 4. Compe Titor nov. 7. Elizabeth Wilthew Robert and Betsy. Early. For port Natal and Cape of Good Hope Han i nah nov. 10. Anne nov. 15. For Madras. Robert passenger Early. For Calcutta. Loc Lomond nov. 10. Hyderabad Early. For Singapore. Rattler Llewellyn Early. Foi Akaab. Thorwaldsen Early. The great Britain. The great Britain bad an additional clearance on saturday. The agents state that the total Quantity of Gold taken by her i is 75,816 ounces 17 dwts., and specie �67,357. She also bad nearly 300 passengers. The mail despatched consisted of 56 packages containing 18,406 letters of which 1043 were registered and v 14,000 newspapers together with s3 mails from other colonial ports. Upwards of 1-2,000 of the above letters were received on saturday morning during the hour that the mail was open. The c great Britain parted with her Pilot about 9 a. M. Sunday outside the Heads making sail to go through Bass s Straits with a fair wind. She was detained in the Bay off mount Martha by the Yarra Yarra Steamer signal sing to her to take Here mail to England. She had a larger Muster of passengers at the last moment than was expected out in accordance with the usual Liberal feeling of v. The parties connected with this line of packets she " was detained a few hours beyond her originally intended time of sailing for the purpose of ship Ping an additional Supply of provisions. The Merrington i3 a new ship of about 600 " tons fellow to the Balmoral. She left London on the 4th july with a cargo for Melbourne but chartered to land at George town one Hundred emigrants for the Launceston and fifty for the Hobart town Mersey Coal companies. Laun Iceton examiner the Kent. This vessel has entered outwards at the custom House. She has discharged her cargo with great rapidity and will in a few Days ready to take in loading for London. The Markn Bie punctuality of this vessel on her Home Ward As Well As her outward voyages we have had occasion to notice More than once and her Able commander Captain Coleman is still in Hopes of accomplishing the shortest voyage in her As Lias already the most regular of All the Clipper ships. The Overland mail. The time when the arrival of the Overland mail with dates from eng Jand to the 12th september May be expected is i now rapidly approaching and As the Peninsular arid Oriental company have established by the last three trips whose results Are known to us the comfortable precedent of fifty sever Days we May look with some degree of Confidence to monday next for the appearance of the Bombay. This vessel has earned a character in the Calcutta Trade for regularity and in her selection for the australian Trade we have no Dou act that the Peninsular and Oriental company have been actuated Bya desire to improve the Opportunity of Foster ing their prospects with Australia. Argus the Panama Emigrant ship commanded by Captain m Donald arrived on tuesday bringing 275 immigrants under the charge of or. Gibson the Panama has had a speedy passage from ply Kano la which she left on the 3rd August. I the electric Telegram. The Telegraph line Between Melbourne and Geelong is being pushed on with considerable vigor and it is expected the communication will be Complete Early next month. The line Between Geelong and Tho Heads will also be finished about the latter end of november so that we shall shortly have information a to what vessels Are coming in Long before they reach the Anchorage in the Bay. Vav e under stand it is intended in future to keep the circuit Between the chief office in Melbourne Williams town and Geelong open Day and night so that in the event of a second naval Battle of Melbourne the government will not be at a loss to obtain information a to the whereabouts of the enemy. Gold commission returns. Escort or wednesday East. Can. 0x1. Datsi tis a m o 380 0 o do Adelaide. 19 0 Furci Crk 280 10of Pniower 427 10 710 0 # Wedderburn s�4 Ato. 1.433 10. To for Geelong. 101 10ims 0 &fa1don,. W 37 3 Marbo Raife j w 9 do Fox be dog. 9 _ 12,093 a 3.9ji 0 0 3&ndhuft escort 7.917 00 0 0 dip Osiab. Naolma we i w.7�0 17 a Aktas of l39 a21 0 " 17 6� 0 0 a i � i 2 Bab Mcleon hand. 13,8.8 a 82? 0 i Gold & Cash on Deposit at the office. Of. Dwt. W3 " 7 or 9.$ 0 0 s z by = i mus v. Wngo a. 3_0s_u 370 0 0 License returns m-,.,. In a t. 1033 at l2 6 at l8. Revenue 3 4s2 r., w l r�-4 sum at of Revenue l.390. Por Latiok. Men. Women. Chit. Total whole "8"1 " 38 3l"e5l arrival and taut use of mils at Castle arrival from Melbourne bubonic Ivyn Ciufu. �. B.mr7ay. 8 a. Boa Elope. At 10 ten o Elodea a. Lucky Fryer. Creek Maldon Sandhurst and of. Hoi . At 4 four o clock p. �. 1 "narr1ivalu for Swan Hill. Wedic bume every at s i notice. The mount Alexander mail is published in time for the Down mail on Friday morn ing reaching Melbourne the following Dag. Copies can be procured As Early As nine o clock on the Dag of publication. To correspondents. Our columns Are open to correspondents in any part of the diggings provided communications Are authenticated by the names of the writers not necessarily for publication but As o guarantee of their Good Faith. The communication of " a Digger who complains of want of proper attention at the Hospital is Anonymous and therefore rejected. The my Alexander my Castlemaine november 3, 1854. The prerogative. We last week took occasion to notice the baneful operation of the Royal Peroga Ive As exercised in the matter of convict distribution and we have attempted to show that a More vicious scheme for the creation and propagation of crime or a More tyrannical abuse of a mischievous privilege does not exist. In following up the subject of the colonial Mal administration of the British Cabinet we must plead guilty to a Little heresy. We Are not altogether such devout worshippers of the immaculate British Constitution As every orthodox englishman is supposed to be or rather we Are of opinion that the Constitution May be very glorious and All that sort of thing for the people at Home whilst its advantages Are i appreciable by the residents in More Remote parts of the British dominions. It is doubt less a great Honor to live under English Rule even though administered at second hand but we. Believe something More than Mere dignity is required from the connection we should like to see a Little Domestic Tranquillity a moderate amount of Security to life and property and a Little More watchfulness of the general interests of our Community than have hitherto. Been manifested. It has been the fashion with sore people to admit the advisability and inevitability of ultimate separation from the Mother country but to assert that the establishment of our Independence would premature at the present time. But we cannot see Why we Are not now competent to decide Lor ourselves on questions which involve the contamination of our whole society. The Protection we derive from great Britain is calculated at the present juncture to do m More harm than Good. The convict deluge is so aggravated a wrong that in itself it would furnish sufficient reason for casting off British Rule independently of Many other grievances that we have to endure. The evil of a system of centralisation where the real seat of government is at the Antipodes has Long been apparent for circumstances love demonstrated that however Well disposed a minister May be towards these colonies a most Complete ignorance of our requirements precludes All Benefit from ministerial Good will. A fifth portion of the. Globe is looked upon As the common sewer of the British Isles a spot officially labelled rubbish May be shot Here and when our indignant remonstrances take the form of an act of Council the Bill is Dis allowed on a frivolous plea and insult is added to injury. The late appointments show the care which is taking for our welfare. A per son convicted of bribery and a Speculator on the turf Are elected by the authorities at Home one to fulfil the solemn office of judge in Vic Toria another to enjoy chief Power in a neigh Boring Colony. The new Constitution Bill which we had been accustomed to regard As the Panacea for All our evils is quietly shelved when sent Home for approval and our interests suffer in consequence. The excuse for this proceeding is that the Cabinet is so occupied with More urgent business that colonial matters can receive no attention. If this is the Case Why compel overworked ministers any longer to go through the mockery of administering the colonial office we insist that the people of Victoria Are capable of governing themselves and they will not submit to be systematically victimised and if the neglect and ignorance of officials at Home continues to be manifested in conjunction with the incapability and Subserve by of our local government the opinion will soon spread among us All that the sooner such a system is terminated by separation the better. Police Reward fund. Most of our readers Are we dare say aware that a plan for stimulating and rewarding the services of our police Force is in existence. It was published and adopted on the 30th May 1853, but As we Are informed not one Mem Ber of the body for whose Benefit it was in tended however deserving might have been has vet had his Zeal strengthened or rewarded. According to the regulations under which the police Reward was proposed to be administered. By the first clause a retrospective operation to the 1st january 1853, is Given to these rules which if carried out will have Given this fund two years of existence and accumulation. By another of these regulations the fund was to arise from fines imposed upon members of the Force and from All penalties and damages awarded to any member of the police upon but Mary convictions following information by such officers. Further officers instrumental in obtaining convictions against individuals Are to receive certain proportionate shares not exceeding �3 upon one conviction the remain Der of the fund to be available for those Mem Bers of the police who Niy have displayed general activity and intelligence. Constables also who has e apprehended notorious Offen Ders and exposed themselves to danger in the execution of their duty Are to receive the first consideration in the distribution of this part of the fund. Lastly with a prophetic foresight of official tardiness it is ordered that the widows and orphans of officers Olio Arright die previous to any distribution taking place so Jill be entitled to receive the amount which sue1 officers would have had had they lived Long enough. There Are precise directions for returns from clerks of Petty sessions to inspectors the duty of inspectors to Forward them without delay to the chief commissioner and the duty of this last mentioned functionary to submit to the lieutenant governor a general scheme for the distribution of the available amount As soon As possible after the receipt of those returns and afterwards to take the necessary Steps to cause payment to be made to each person entitled j also an annual account of receipts and disbursements to be made up As soon As pos sible after the termination of each year and published in the government Gazette All this seems of excellent device but where Are the results it is understood that this fund now amounts to several thousands of pounds and therefore if applied As judiciously is these regulations prescribe it might have been a powerful instrument in the hands of authority towards securing the Good behaviour of a body of men who have never been so popular with the people of this Colony As the legitimate objects of their existence As a Force entitle them to be. The sixth regulation in deed is worthy of remark As supplying a sufficient pecuniary stimulus to the detection of breaches of the Law while the limited nature of the amount takes away that temptation to invent delinquencies which would import to excessive Reward the Baleful aspect of the blood of former Days. Have the clerks of Petty sessions failed in their monthly returns have the inspectors not duly transmitted them ? has the " Gene ral scheme been submitted to his excellency or has its concoction involved such High and Complex considerations As to surpass the a Countant ship of an Able chief commissioner ? in Short Why has nothing been done to satisfy the reasonable expectations of those officers who have performed their duty with integrity ? the Public and the parties interested Are surely entitled to some explanation from the lips of authority to some Assurance that this delay will have an end and that the fund is not destined to grow and increase like an English heritage in the bosom of chancery till the eyes of men fail them with expectation and they see Only the necessity for another clause empowering More Remote descendants than sons and daughters to receive the tardy Reward of in ancestor s merits. These Are not times when any legitimate Means of securing the Good conduct of minor officials can be neglected without injuring the general weal. The Ballarat outrage and the threatened commission to inquire rigorously into the conduct of those in authority and into the " allegations of corrupt practices on the Gold Fields " Are of themselves hints of the state of Public opinion too significant for comment and it cannot be doubted that a More Early Awakening of the Hopes and fears which such a Reward fund is Well adapted to evoke might have restrained Many of those delinquencies which under a term borrowed from the vocabulary of Norfolk Island have drawn upon the administration of Justice amongst us the hideous suspicion of being tainted with Oriental corruption and of Retro Gressing to that condition so vividly described in the scriptures " that they May work mischief with both hands ear Nestly the Prince Asketh and the judge Asketh for a Reward and the great Man it Terete his mischievous desire so they wrap it Tarra Gower. Prom our own correspondent. This place remains in a very quiet state. Some few Are returning every week from Simp son s and other places but still the population does not show any signs of a great increase. The recent Rush at Eagle Hawk has not been so successful As was hoped it would have been it cannot be said that they have found any decided Lead of Gold As was anticipated they would at the same time Many have list upon it in patches which would Lead one to suppose that there was a Lead of Gold somewhere in the. Neighbourhood. Many Are persevering but the numbers Are not sufficiently great to arrive at a just conclusion All at once. One of Berdan s Quartz crushing machines is now at work and works to the satisfaction of the owners. Several others Are i hear on the Toad and Many talk of forming themselves into Small companies to work the Quartz veins which abound in the District. 1 anticipate not Only to this but to Many other districts where Quartz abounds Tomt much Good will flow from them. It certainly will go a Long Way towards settling the people in particular districts and so society will become More organised than it is at the present moment. The Quartz crush ing should be encouraged in All districts where it can for it is already becoming a serious question where the diggers Are to find employ ment this summer in consequence of so Many of the productive Fields not being workable for want of water. The old grounds will stand a Good Chance of being thoroughly sifted. In Campbell s Creek Forest Creek and Fryer s Creek there Are Many spots of ground which have not heretofore been Able to be worked in consequence of the excess of water. In the neighbourhood of Fryer s Creek where i was a Short time since the increasing number of the inhabitants shows an evident disposition to return to that place. From my knowledge of that portion of the country i should say that a United Effort on the part of those who Are leaving the dry diggings would open out ground quite equal to any that has yet been discovered. The whole country from the Hack of the commissioner s Camp to the Loddon is very promising and wants but Unity and strength to bring Forth the Good things of the Earth. From the very High Price that the land in Fryer s town fetched at the last land sales it appears that i am not singular in my idea of this place nothing but a conviction of its vilification could have induced the storekeepers in that locality to give what other Wise might have been thought to be exorbitant prices for the land. I am gratified to learn that the inhabitants Are really be stirring themselves to have a Church erected. The subscriptions Are proceeding so satisfactory that it is ppm entry expected that not Many months will elapse before the Well know Steeple will rear it Thead amongst them. It will redound much to the Civ it of Fryer s Creek that they have taken the Lead in so Good a cause. A bime Tab e Accident occurred Here this week to two men who were working a Hole in Kagle Hawk Gully they had driven the Hole some distance and had not properly supported it. The consequence wus that one poor fellow of the name of Bryant was crushed to death. His mate who was with him in the Hole at the time of the Accident fortunately escaped with some bruises on his legs. It was the opinion of the surgeon who was called in thit death must have been instantaneous. The poor Fol Low had Only recently returned from Simson s. The event at Ballarat has Dot caused any very great excitement Here the people generally blame the diggers for taking the Law into their own hands knowing full Well what might have been the consequence at the same time they blame the magistrates still More for goading them on to what they did. It is difficult to understand How any magistrates could have acted As they appear to have done at Ballarat with the facts against the accused parties brought before them which Are disclosed in the petition of the people to the governor and it is fair to assume that these facts were before them when they came to such an extraordinary conclusion that there was not a Shadow of suspicion against them when to say the least the evidence was of too suspicious a nature to warrant any magistrate in taking upon himself to decide so important and so serious a question but As the matter will now be fully investigated the Public will have that satisfaction which they have aright to demand. These differences Between the executive and the people Are much to be lamented and i can not but think that this outbreak has occurred at a most unfortunate time. There is such a proneness to be dissatisfied amongst the people so much misrule has been carried on in Many parts of the diggings As to Call Forth Strong expressions of feeling and the various agitations which Are now going on evidence strongly that t Here is a smouldering feeling of dissatisfaction waiting Only to be fanned into a flame. To smother this before it Breaks out should be the object of the government and the Only effectual Way to do so is to remedy the evils of which they complain and by showing some Little consideration to the complaints of the diggers that consideration which is but due to what May be said to be one of the most important sections of the population of the country. What would Melbourne be without the diggings ? and what would the diggings be with out the Digger Jim Crow ranges. From our own correspondent. Oct. 28, 1854, fatal Accident. Or. Henry Breeze land lord of the mount Franklin hotel Jim Crow was thrown from a horse on wednesday last and from the injuries received by the full died on thursday morning at half past 8 o clock. The evidence adduced at the inquest did not in the least show that any foul play had taken place though the Accident happened in the Basil something Over half a mile from the House where the deceased had lived. The horse coining Home without his rider caused Strong suspicion of the rider being thrown and immediately or. Alexander Thiloh the deceased s Barman in company with another Man started in search of or. Breeze and in course of half an hour found him in the Bush on the Road to the race course lying on his left Side bleeding fro i Bis nose ears and Mouth and a Quantity of Earth in his Mouth evidently showing that must have been thrown with great Force. Or. Butner practising As an apothecary on Spring Creek was sent for and did everything that c uld be done to alleviate his sufferings. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Jim now races. In consequence of the sudden death of or. Breeze Secretary and treasurer of the races the following notice has been issued by the stewards the stewards hereby give notice that in consequence of the sudden death of or. Breeze Secretary and treasurer to the races they Are postponed until further notice. Oct 26, 1854. Jim Crow diggings. Tuesday october 31. The arrivals on these diggings average about 200 per Clay and now there is no fear of Jim Crow not having a fair trial. Some in the neighbourhood of wombat Hill Are doing Well. Wombat Creek and tipperary Point seem to be the favorite spots. Nineteen of the police passed Here this morning from Ballarat on their Way to Castlemaine. Maryborough. 28th october 1 854 we have this week to report a still further depression in Trade and a corresponding reduction in the prices obtained. This depression is to be partly accounted for by the extreme Scarcity of water. There is not now enough even to try a Wishful of Wash ing stuff Between this and the Creek at Caris Brook and we have now Given up All Hopes of any Quantity of rain before next Winter. There his also been a great Rush about two Miles from Daisy Hill which has drawn off some thousands of our population. We cannot is yet say How it is Likely to turn out. The miners Are now sinking on an extensive Fiat but few holes Ore bottomed and various rumours Are afloat As to their Success. Should they prove successful it will no doubt be an important Gold Field. We have just received intelligence of a new Rush about a mile from this on the Ca is Rook Rood and there Are reports of several Rich claims having been bottomed. This District is now being thoroughly prospected within a circuit of ten Miles and the miners speak confidently is to this being the most important Gold Field of the Colony for the next eight or ten months. Pickles salad Oil dark Mauritius sugar and potatoes Are the articles most in demand for this Market. Our quotations for the past week Are beat Adelaide flour from 581. To 681. Per ton Oats scotch 20s. To 22s. Per Bushel bran 9s. To Lis. Do candles Neva Stearina 2s. Id. To 2s. 4d, per la. Do other sperm is. Lod. To 2s. Do butter prime Cork 2a. To 2s. 3d. Do do Ameri can is. To is. 6d. Do do Wollongong is. To is. Cd. Do cheese is. To is. 4d. Do Bacon Lod. To is. 3d. Do Ham is. To is. 4d. Do Bugar Mauri Tius 6d. To 9d. Do do Java 5d. To 6d. Do do crushed loaf 7d. To 8l1. Do do loaf 8d. To Lod. Do Coffee is. 6d. To is. 9d. Do currants is. To is. 4d. Do raisins 8d. To is. Do soap colonial 7d. To Oil. Do j do Liverpool 6d. To 7d. Do potatoes 7d. To 8d. Do j tobacco Barretts 4s. To 5s. Do do. Honey Dew 4s. To 5s. Do Tea Congo �6 to �9 per Chest bottled fruits 24s. To 30s. Per dozen pickles pints 20s. To 24s. Do cigars no. 2 Manila �6 to �9 per 1000 do no. 3 do �5 to �6 do do Havannah �3 10s. To �4 do. Houses. First class staunch draught horses from 60 1, to 801. Ordinary do 45 1. To 601. Info rior do 351. To 451. First class Hacks 401. To 501. Or binary do 301. To 401. Interior 25/. To 36/ Good service ame Saddle horses from 201. To 801. Gold offering freely at 31. 19s. 6-1. Per ounce. Knibb and Smith. Auctioneers and commission agents Agar Flat Maryborough. Gold circular. November 1, lo&4. These diggings Are still declining and Busi Ness is generally very Dull. It is somewhat surprising that notwithstanding the general dullness in Trade buildings Public houses especially Are being erected How the proprietors Are to make them pay is a mystery. Per haps the state of things in Melbourne May afford some solution on this matter. To state that because these diggings Are falling off that is a Lack of Gold existing Here would be to m Ike a mis statement on the other hand to arrive nearer to the truth it is allowed by the miners who have worked Here that there is abundance of Gold on the Field but to be made available water must be pro curable without expenses on the spot this Desideratum cannot now be expected before next Winter until that time the miners must Content themselves in a great measure with what can be Nugget Ted out and even at this work Many will yet do Well. The escort this week takes Down for Melbourne 5,420 ounces. Gold �3 19s 3d. Robert cart Gold broker late will s wooden office. Kangaroo Flat Castlemaine police court. Friday october 27. Gio. Silver and Geoffrey Keating bathing in a Public place and exposing their persons cautioned and d a charged. R. Bell drunk and d Sard Ray 20s., or Twenty four hours. Saturday october 28. Before or. Hackett James Murray when called upon to answer a charge of furious driving no appearance there upon his bail was ordered to be forfeited viz., �5. Ann Lilley who had been detained As a Dange Rous Lunatic was ordered to be sent to Mel Bourne. We Adams to whom the same misfortune was imputed was examined and being considered at least not dangerous discharged. Monday october 28. Before or. Arnold d. Richards drunk and disorderly 40s. Or forty eight hours imprisonment. Zai a chinese was charged As a rogue and a Vagabond though it would seem that his offence had been uttering some trashy imitations of Bank notes. Remanded for two Days. Michael Daly was charged with stealing from a dwelling House. He had been previously remanded to get Over a difficulty in finding a proper inter Preter. John obey understood to be from Hong Kong was sworn As an interpreter. Ayen got into the witness Box. This poor fellow s head was tied up apparently in the contingent remainders of shirt3, which contrasting with his complexion gave him a very woe begone look. He was sworn through the interpreter and at the close threw Down the cup with which had been supplied. It did not break As was expected but the interpreter explained that the oath was taken to be duly administered and binding whether the crockery was broken or not and the business proceeded. Ohey having stated i Tell him god almighty strike him dead if speak not truth is a store keeper upon Forest Creek near Aberdeen s Hill on the 22nd of this month was disturbed awoke and saw prisoner taking away some Bacon from my store it was a Ham afterwards found that one cwt of Bacon or thereabouts had been taken away in the course of that night came Back in a i Ute and took off a bag w Ith some flour made alarm and ran after him dropped them a few feet from the door of the tent i tried to seize him prisoner walloped me with a Stone which picked up cat to Over the head with it badly Cut in some places not Able to say How Many cuts that is the bag cannot swear to the Worth about �4 it belongs to myself and my mate Pri Soner was alone. By prisoner it was about Day break. By Bench could see plainly All the Way to prisoner at time dropped the things. A Tik sworn so heartily that the cup flew into very Small pieces is a Butcher and Cradle maker next door to the last witness heard the alarm and saw prisoner hauling away things from the store of the last witness this was about Daybreak called out robbery but was afraid to attack the prisoner was too Strong called the diggers and they apprehended him those things were lying about at the time they Are the same could not mistake the bag took the Ham to the lock up at the time and put that Mark upon it myself with a knife that i might know it again. By prisoner could not say what time it was the Ham was to nobody s hands but mine. The depositions were carefully read Over and interpreted to the two last witnesses who paid great attention and corrected the entries once or twice before a setting to them. They then subscribed the depositions in a bold Tea Chest Ian handwriting. Or. Howlett sworn am District surgeon of Castlemaine remember examining the head of the first witness was brought to me by the police Early on sunday morning the fore part of his head was deeply Cut the injuries sustained were dangerous might have died from Buch blows similar blows on some other parts of the body might not to so dangerous. By the Bench was bleeding considerably at the time. At the prisoner s desire Alexander Anderson one of the diggers who Cap tured him was sworn but his evidence confirmed the chinese entirely except throwing a Little doubt upon whether a noise heard in his tent proceeded from the prisoner battering the first witness s head with a Stone or the chinese pour ing on prisoner a Back who cried out Don t break my Back and i will go with you Serjeant Moody said was prepared with proofs of a former con 1 fiction this remark seemed highly objectionable to the accuse who Curtly requested or. Moody to confine himself to the business in hand. Upon receiving the usual caution that whatever should say might be used against him upon his trial the prisoner whose visage no Well disposed person could contemplate without 1 Iio Pinr to mind Tho and Vito of godly books. Via., not to Jago of people of Tumir looks Only remarked emphatically it s All false what they swore against me fully committed for trial on the 9th december. All the parties bound Over. Daniel o Neale charged with assaulting John Jolly his servant on the 7th october. Jno. Jolly sworn am Cook to the defendant on Friday morning about seven o clock i told defendant that breakfast was ready afterwards called for the Cook and when i came in said what the hell do you mean by this dirt on the meat ? i said it was not dirt but Pepper defendant said you damned scoundrel you shall eat it yourself take it away pushed me shoved me and kicked me behind after the kick i turned faint and when i drank a Little water i recovered and went to com missioner Crespigny and got a summons. Defendant there were no angry words i had marked on Somo dirt came Back in a great rage i thought was going to strike me and admit that 1 shoved him out but As to kicking him i could it for i had Only a sheepskin Slipper on. Fined 20s., or Twenty four hours. A chinaman complained that an order taken for labor done was refused payment when presented. The Bench advised him to take it Back to the debtor and if not immediately made Good come there for a summons tuesday october 31. Before or. Arnold j. A inning charged with being drunk and Dia orderly pleaded guilty. 20s. Or Twenty four hours imprisonment. I David Jones charged with disturbing the peace pleaded not guilty. Serjeant Yelverton Deposit to apprehending him yesterday Between four and five in the afternoon fighting with a inning near die it. I might have been h.,� was not do a. Prisoner was asked what a t i to say Why the fact was that the c prot and that woman were lying on the ground � was exposing her person i admit throwing s of cold water Over them both jumped so struck me of course i stood on qty own def a cautioned and discharged. 1 a ence. Mary Stock was next charged with being and disorderly. 20s. Or 24. Hours. John Talledo d Unk disorderly and obscene 40s. Or 48 hours. By wednesday november before or. Arnold. R. Kinnard an l Iringan were charged it the illegal Possession of a horse. There did n i appear Clear proof that it Ever had been stolen and fhe charge was afterwards confined to i j nerd alone. James Janieson worn am a dig Ger upon Campbell s Creek lost a Bay Mare fro there this time last year Here described do brands brought her from Adelaide never sold her nor authorised any one else to sell her the next time saw the Mare was on the 31st octo. Ber on Campbell s Creek in the prisoner s pos session. As some demur to the description of the brands was made by Kinnard the Ragi Stratf. Went outside to inspect the animal. R. Kinnard i bought this Mare four months ago from a Man named John fawkner on the s uth Yarra put single on near shoulder Over the do receipt is in my Box at Collingwood. P. Ruin sworn am a cattle dealer at Melbourne in Juno last at Gibsons a Man came in offering to sell that Mare for �20 i agreed with hint at �15, and borrowed the Money of or. Gibson to pay it the seller s name signed on the receipt was fawkner the Bench ordered the Mare to be restored to Janieson and Kinnard to receive an order upon fawkner for the Purchase Money Peter moot charged with using threatening language to James Coyles. Case dismissed. W. Good v. Geo. Wilkinson for wages a w. Good sworn am a Butcher on Forest Creek have been in his employ since july last at �3 per week paid me every week until about a fort night Back i have been at work for him durin that fortnight left because threatened to k cd me. By defendant you offered me �4, which i did not take you took it up. Geo. Wilkinson sworn the m stress discharged him for refusing to Wash the shop windows was Only employed from week to week i offered him a beyond one week because had commenced another week. Defendant ordered to pay �3 for one week and costs. John Curran appeared to answer a charge to an information for leaving scabby sheep at Large. J. Davison sworn am a Butcher at the Lod Doti i Junction know the defendant be offered me 1 some sheep for Sale about two months ago have i seen him tending sheep on Kennedy s run where my own were by or. Kennedy s permission have since seen them on the same run with no one tending them inst saturday i found that some of them had run into the pens with my sheep never told defendant came to the Yard on monday said if i took them to Castlemaine would take Good care to make it a bad Job for we Wuu id take care i should lose Alt mine i Cut the throats of five four were brought Here the Yare i those in the Yard have had 24 years experience. By or. P. Thompson we Are both butchers there. Were no sheep but mine or defendant s any where Handy never had any Squirrel with defendant except a few words about butchering and this affair. By the Bench my own sheep Are clean i feared his would infect them have not seen any symptoms of Scab in my sheep As yet. Angus Kennedy sworn am a flock in Ter on the j Loddon know the defendant Curran recently saw him driving about one Hundred sheep on the run never gave me the Legal twelve hours notice of his intention to drive his sheep through i my run they were not in a very bad condition but scabby ordered them off Bow him with them j again about three weeks since do not remember seeing them untended saw the four at the Camp j they Are All scabby. By the Bench decidedly would infect any flock. By or. Thompson i they might not be the same sheep but part of the same mob there Are but these two butchers j about the Junction Davison has five Hundred j sheep i Lent him my hurdles i refused defend Dant permission for their being on my run Beckuis i of their cabbiness. Or. Thompson attempted to show that the sheep seen on the run and those at that time in the Yard in the Camp were not the j same or any part of the sheep defendant had been seen tending and this information originated in a quarrel Between two rival butchers. The Bench j remarked that ownership was not necessary to to i proved tending was sufficient. Fined �20 of j three months imprisonment. The defendant in j a violent manner asked whether there was no Appeal against such a decision. Tho Bench ordered j him to be removed. Lockie v. Montefiori. For �3 for wages for i work and labor done. This appeared to be one of j those disputes which grow out of the Loose Way in i which Many things Are managed in this Colony. Two friends make an agreement an undefined amount of work for whatever you like to charge. \ or. Lockie deposed to removing store goods and getting poles at the instance of or. Moses Mon Leflore in a Case of urgency and was corroborated by his wife. The defendant pleaded that there had been an hour or two bestowed by plaintiff but which would never have been a matter of charge had they not disagreed. Case dismissed j the magistrate remarking that proof should have been offered either of work done or agreement made. Thursday 2d november before or. Arnold Zai a chinese charged As a rogue and a Vaga Bond with uttering false notes appeared to under stand no English and altogether so new a chum As not to have known a forged from a genuine j note. Discharged. James Holden charged with horse ote Oling. Alexander Roxburg sworn am a Digger of Forest Creek yesterday i turned my Bay Mare out to Graze this was below the Shepherd s hut Golden Point saw it no More until prisoner thai custody do not know him never cold the Mare nor gave anyone authority to sell her. Daniel o Neale deposed that Between Beven and eight yesterday evening saw the prisoner Lead away the Marc and took film into custody. The pro i saner after the usual caution was committed for trial on the 9th december. Political association. J a meeting was held at the Manchester hotel Forest Creek on monday afternoon in up nuart of a notice Given in our advertising columns Law it Eek to consider of the formation of in St Sochi Tion for protecting the interests of enrolled Meb Bers on these Gold Fields. There was but a two attendance whether owing to any misapprehension of the time or of the objects of the promoted cannot say. Or. Hopkins took the chair and explained in the terms of the advertisement the scope of Thi proposed association. There ensued a Somcy vent desultory Convent Tion upon the various features of our Solal and political condition which were Likely to engage t m. Attention of such a body. Considerable diversity of opinion existed amongst the various speaker some appeared to think that Lebsch of quart " might with propriety be accorded to Coopat willing to risk their capital in such speculation and not Only without injury to those diggers we bought for alluvial Gold in Flats gullies and Beo of creeks but with great advantage to those Bers of the Community who could and would a but were not sufficiently provided with Money. Wait for the expected lob or oink Nany so Yang. On such subjects As Digger Hunting or j avatar of China on our diggings there see to be but one opinion that Oora ething must be 10 i and speedily to remedy those crying Grice min but eventually it was agreed that to prevent y any parties from supposing that Tho objects of j promoters of this movement did in any o y c a 1 with that of the delegates now going be Gold Fields to ascertain Public opinion in it e ?. To the queries the further con incr Auto

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